Two Ways to Apply:
2018 OHSAA Baseball Credential Application
Must be submitted by editor or assigner. Deadline: Tuesday, May 29, 12 p.m.
No parents of state qualifiers permitted. Confirmation email will be sent with details and instructions, including parking. Media must show photo ID to pick-up credential.
Name and Title:
City, State and Zip:
Schools, Divisions or Areas Covering:
Type of Coverage (newspaper, radio, TV, etc.):
Names of Media Attending:
The following information is provided to assist the media covering the upcoming OHSAA baseball state tournament. Please contact Tim Stried (firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office if you have additional questions. Previews and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site (www.ohsaa.org) the week of each state tournament.
YOUR HOSTS: Clippers Media Coordinator Joe Santry (614-722-1133, email@example.com), Clippers Event Coordinator Krista Oberlander (614-462-5250, firstname.lastname@example.org), OHSAA Communications Intern Aaron McPherson (614-267-2502, ext. 130, email@example.com), plus OHSAA Director of Sport Management Jerry Snodgrass, who is the OHSAA’s administrator for baseball.
SCHEDULE: Game times each day are at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The divisional rotation in 2018 is IV, III, I and II.
Name: Huntington Park
Address: 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, OH 43215
Ticket Line: 614-462-2757
PARKING: Parking is on a first-come, first served basis in the public lots around the stadium. Typical cost is $5. There are no parking passes or designated media parking lots and media must pay to park as the City of Columbus controls the parking lots in the Arena District.
WEATHER DELAYS: Follow the OHSAA on Twitter for weather updates and delays: @OHSAASports
SPECTRUM SPORTS TO TELEVISE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES: The OHSAA’s official television partners, Spectrum, will provide exclusive TV coverage of the four baseball championship games.
MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Complete the official credential application form and fax it (or scan and email it) to Tim Stried at the OHSAA office (fax 614-267-1677, firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline to submit requests is noon on Tuesday, May 29. Credentials will be held for pickup at the home plate entrance at Huntington Park. Please be prepared to show photo identification. If the team you are covering wins its semifinal game, the same credential is valid for the championship game.
NOTE ON MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Please note that parents of state qualifiers and coaches may not receive media credentials to OHSAA state tournaments. Media outlets found to request credentials for those individuals could have reduced access at future state tournaments.
CREDENTIAL CONFIRMATION: Upon processing a media credential application, the OHSAA will send a confirmation email to the media applicant. The confirmation email contains important information about the state tournament and should be forwarded to all members from the media outlet covering the state tournament. The OHSAA will also post a list on its website of those media members who have been approved for credentials. The list will be posted by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30.
INTERNET ACCESS: Huntington Park has free wireless internet access throughout the stadium. Please see Joe Santry in the third-base side game operations box for log-in details.
MEDIA WORKSPACE: The top two rows of table seating behind home plate are reserved for media use. Reporters may continue working at their seats after each game. The stadium’s media work room is located down the third-base line off the main hallway and contains programs, lineups and box scores. The stadium closes an hour after the last game.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: The OHSAA and Joe Santry from the Clippers will coordinate seating placement for broadcast crews. Postgame shows are asked to be brief if another broadcast crew is waiting for a broadcasat location. Broadcast right fees must be paid before the game. Collection will occur at your broadcast location. There are two complimentary phone lines available for broadcasts (must use an 800 number, a credit card, call collect or have the station call you).
Coaches, school staff, freelance photographers and parents of competitors are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation are subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.